Short Course Online

Playwriting - Intermediate (online)

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

1 months
275 GBP/full
275 GBP/full
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Meeting once a week for eight weeks, this intermediate level playwriting course is an exciting opportunity to work with an established playwright to develop writing your play in more detail. The Playwriting - Intermediate (online) programme is offered by The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.


By the end of the course you will have: the tools you need to complete your play; tested and redrafted the structure of your plot; a developed breakdown of your characters’ story arc and conflicts they meet; and a fully written and analysed sequence of key scenes. You will also be introduced to the skills involved in redrafting your script and working with notes.

The Playwriting - Intermediate (online) programme is offered by The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

If you go on to complete your play in your own time once the course has been completed, for an additional fee, you can submit your completed play to the tutor for written feedback.

The course is led by a contemporary playwright.

Programme Structure

  • expanding your initial scene or treatment to several key scenes or more
  • developing scenes with more than two characters and creating complex
  • interactions and relationships
  • challenging yourself to go bigger and be more ambitious in your writing - thinking beyond everyday lived experience towards exploring the greater and more expressive possibilities of theatre
  • moving from cliché towards subtlety & nuance thus creating credibility in character, dialogue and story
  • developing, redrafting and deepening your original idea, characterisations and character arcs
  • exploring the structure of your play scene by scene for maximum effect
  • crafting your unique voice as a writer
  • organising your own readings, workshops and feedback sessions in the future
  • how to submit work to theatre companies, agents and publishers

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 1 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The minimum age is 18 on the first day of the course. There is no upper age limit.
  • Anyone who has written the first scene of a play on Central’s Playwriting: An Introduction online course who would like to develop their play further
  • Anyone who has completed an introductory level course elsewhere and already has a partially completed play or detailed treatment that they would like to flesh out further

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    275 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 275 GBP for the full programme during 1 months.
  • National

    275 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 275 GBP for the full programme during 1 months.


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Playwriting - Intermediate (online)
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